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State Unemployment Down from 8.7% in August to 8.1% in October

November 22, 2013
State Unemployment Down from 8.7% in August to 8.1% in October

After what feels like an eternity, the Georgia Department of Labor has finally released updated unemployment statistics. The last official report was released in September about the month of Augusts’ unemployment data, which came in at 8.7%. According to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, the partial government shutdown was the sole reason for the delay…

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Reminder, Keep Elbert County Beautiful Recycling “Happy Hour” Coming Up Tomorrow

November 22, 2013

The Keep Elbert County Beautiful chapter of the Keep America Beautiful organization holds their first official function tomorrow morning. The event is a recycling “happy hour”, which will help county residents dispose of items that are usually difficult to recycle. Elbert County Administrator Bob Thomas goes into detail about what items will be accepted. “Batteries,…

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Athens Man Bound, Beaten, and Burned in Armed Robbery

November 21, 2013

A scary scene yesterday in Athens’ east side, as an armed robbery leaves an Athens man in a local hospital. According to Hilda Sorrow with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, three armed men forced their way into a home on Highland Park Drive near Cedar Shoals Drive demanding money from those inside. She says the…

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Still No Cause for Fire in Downtown Hartwell Tuesday Night

November 21, 2013
Still No Cause for Fire in Downtown Hartwell Tuesday Night

The investigation into what caused a building fire at Enigma Customs in Hartwell, Georgia continues today. Located just off of the Hartwell Square, the fire began roughly around 7:30pm Tuesday night. After working through the night, Hartwell Fire crews spent a majority of Wednesday morning make sure all hot spots were extinguished. Hartwell Fire Chief…

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Elbert County Woman Arrested after Late Night Traffic Stop

November 21, 2013
Elbert County Woman Arrested after Late Night Traffic Stop

A traffic stop on Tuesday lands an Elbert County woman behind bars on possession charges. The traffic stop occurred around 11:00pm Tuesday night off of Jones Ferry Road, about a half a mile from State Route 72. According to the incident summary reports, the driver was found to be in possession of a Schedule III…

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Operation Christmas Child Collections Continue this Week

November 21, 2013

National Collection Week for the Samaritan’s Purse continues today, where they will accept shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and many other items. Southeast Regional Manager Rhonda Anderson talks about the items to include and not include in the shoeboxes. “You can’t put any liquids, perishables, any toys that mimic war toys so no guns,…

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Called Meeting Tonight for EC School Board Regarding Proposed Field House at ECCHS

November 21, 2013

A called meeting has been scheduled by the Elbert County Board of Education this evening. The only business item on the agenda for the meeting is the discussion and approval of a proposed field house at the Elbert County Comprehensive High School. Originally planned to be adopted earlier this week at the school board’s regular…

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Lavonia Police Department Wins Brand New SUV

November 21, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   The Lavonia Police Department has a new vehicle on patrol. Police Chief Bruce Carlisle announced Monday, his department won a 2013 Chevy Tahoe last week while attending Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awards banquet in Macon. Carlisle said one of the highlights of the annual banquet is a special…

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Elbert Memorial Bounces Back Financially; Two Board Members Honored for Service

November 20, 2013

It was a bounce back month financially speaking for Elbert Memorial Hospital during the month of October. According to Chief Financial Officer Larry Magers, October was probably the best financial month the hospital has had all year. That, he said, can be attributed to an increase in the amount of patient days spent at the…

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Fire in Hartwell, GA Damages Two Buildings Downtown

November 20, 2013
Fire in Hartwell, GA Damages Two Buildings Downtown

A raging fire late last night in Hartwell, Georgia leaves one local business in ashes. Around roughly 9:00pm yesterday evening, a fire was visibly seen coming from the location of Enigma Customs in downtown Hartwell. At this time it is not known what may have caused the fire, but the flames did spread to a…

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